Emily is a qualified Play Therapist and Therapeutic Trainer with 15 years’ experience of working with children and families, particularly Looked After Children. Emily has provided therapeutic training to a range of fostering providers and residential care providers in the South East of England as well as contributing to the delivery of training for Play Therapists at Roehampton University.
Emily achieved a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education for the lifelong learning sector from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2013 and an MA in Non-Directive Play Therapy from York University (2009).
Emily is employed for one day a week as a Therapeutic Trainer to deliver aspects of the Induction Course to new employees and to develop and deliver Mentalisation Training across the organisation. Mentalisation, or helping young people and staff gain a greater understanding of their own thoughts and feelings and the thoughts and feelings of others and how these impact on interactions, is a central feature of the Caldecott Foundation’s Model of Care.
Emily has undertaken continued professional development in Attachment, Supervision, Restorative Justice, Adolescence and Life Story Work through training led by Professor David Howe, David Taransaud, Dr Dan Hughes, Richard Rose and others as well as Play Therapy by Garry Landreth and Mentalisation Training from The Anna Freud Centre.